Frustrated is not the word! We passed angry hours ago, now I'm just festering on this steaming ball of rage in my belly and I just don't know what to do!
I bought a set of (what I thought were) wingerline highway bars for my sled, and they've sat in the box because I had the new pipes put on last month and just haven't gotten around to ordering the gaskets to pull the pipes and mount the bars... Well I was sitting in the garage last night staring at Vanessa and examining the setup and I thought "hey, I can mod the bars slightly so that I shouldn't have to pull the pipes off and still mount them. As I examined the bars, it appeared only the right side/brake side would be an issue, and I saw that one of the 2 mounting holes was cut away so it could just slip over the bolt, which made me thing that I could cut the other hole open, loosen the bolts and slip the brackets right over the bolts before tightening them down. The left side/clutch side seemed to be no problem... remove 2 bolts, mount, replace. So I got my cutter out and opened up the hole that seemed to be the problem, then I set to loosening the one side and removing the bolts from the other. Then I started to attempt to mount the bars
Well, I'm happy to say the part I cut away fits splendidly! However, the other bracket on that side seems too short and at a bad angle to make it around the radiator cover. In addition, when I tried to rig it up, the bars mount crooked around the radiator and don't even make it to the proper bolt holes on the other side! I was going to take pix, and I will probably do so this evening, but I needed to put space between me and the garage because I felt a tantrum coming on. So I spent $200+ for NOTHING when I could have had some of the sweet brackets here AND some kuryikan pegs for less than what I paid!
If anyone has run into this problem, I'd appreciate some words of encouragement. If not, I'm looking to buy some brackets if anyone is still making them-I need more room and I need it ASAP! If not, the wife is going to inherit a 750 and I'm going out to finance something that doesn't urinate all over my shoes every time I turn around.
As always, I thank you in advance for your insight and wisdom!